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This wedding for me is beyond special to share with you. Katie and I have been friends for over 10 years! She was in my wedding 7 years ago and is a treasure and a gem. She’s one of those friends that no matter what happens in life, how many months (or years for that matter) go by, that when you get on the phone, you laugh just as hard as you did when you saw each other day to day.
When Katie not just told me she was engaged, invited us to her wedding, asked us to shoot it AND that it was going to be in Mexico, Patrick and I didn’t hesitate. Yes, Mexico is amazing, but guys, this was our first legit destination wedding outside the US so it was a pretty big deal for us. It was a bucket list item to be totally honest and we are so happy that we got to be alongside them. I jokingly told Katie that if she had a wedding party, I would have been in it. So I made us shirts to wear prior to the wedding and enjoyed every minute being able to be there, support her, help work out logistics, etc.
So Jordan and Brett are a couple we also met on our cruise to the Western Caribbean! They are friends with the engaged couple, Kristen and Josh, you can see their pics here. When Kristen and Josh agreed to doing photos, we ended up asking Jordan and Brett if they wanted some too. They said sure and came along for the session to get some cute dating pics of their own! They were awesome in front of the lens and totally trusted us as we guided them through a lot of poses in a short amount of time. Jordan and Brett, thanks so much for venturing through Cozumel with us. We are pumped for your adventures to come!
Every time we take a trip, we try to meet or find a cute couple that would be willing to allow us to take photos of them for portfolio in exchange for giving them amazing photos to remember! We met Kristen and Josh on the spa tour the very first day of our cruise, actually we were still at port and walking through the ship to get to know the layout, what it had to offer and see if there were any specials going on. We talked just for a bit, found out they were engaged after talking about being wedding photographers and the stresses of our bodies to the spa lady haha. Anyway, we ran into them again a couple more times and decided to ask them if they were up for it sometime during the 7 days of being on the ship together. We ended up doing an excursion with them too which was really awesome. Sure enough, they said yes doing the session and we proposed Cozumel.
This is a guide listing out the items that we'd love our couples to have ready for us when we arrive. It totally helps us create beautiful flat lays and get all of those timeless, gorgeous detail photos!